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No picture available. Henry Shibley

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  • Zions Camp 1834
  • Ordained Seventy and called to First Quorum of Seventy 1835

    Exceedingly little is known of Henry Shibley. He appears but twice in the History of the Church, once in a list of veterans of Zion's Camp, and once as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

    We might expect that he was born within the time period of 1785 and 1820 as he participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and a birth before 1785 would have likely made him too old too endure the hardships of the expedition. A birth date after 1820 would have made him too young. Likely also he was born in the north-eastern part of the United States as that is where almost all of the early members of the Church were born. And Henry was an early member of the Church, for only four years after its restoration he volunteered to accompany the Prophet Joseph Smith on the aforementioned Zion's Camp.

    In 1835, perhaps due to his valor and faithfulness, he was ordained a Seventy and called to the First Quorum of the Seventy.

    And that is the last we hear of Elder Shibley. We know nothing of his later life and death nor whether he remained faithful in the Church.

    Smith, History of the Church, vol2, pp. 185, 204

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